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 ====== How to Become a Member ====== ====== How to Become a Member ======
 To become a member you must: To become a member you must:
 +  * Attend Open House
   * Complete a membership application [[https://clubhouse.tcmaker.org/signup/|Membership Application Link]]   * Complete a membership application [[https://clubhouse.tcmaker.org/signup/|Membership Application Link]]
   * Sign-up for general shop orientation through Eventbrite. [[http://go.tcmaker.org/orientation|Orientation Signup Link for Eventbright]]   * Sign-up for general shop orientation through Eventbrite. [[http://go.tcmaker.org/orientation|Orientation Signup Link for Eventbright]]
 +  * Receive your welcome letter with your key fob in the mail OR pick one up from the shop ( must contact [email protected])
 +  * Complete new member orientation [[http://go.tcmaker.org/orientation|Orientation Signup Link for Eventbright]]
 +    * Complete Shop Safety Trainings this can be done either before or after you pay for membership 
 +      * 
 +      * Wood shop Orientation
 +        * Drum sander (extra training required)
 +        * Lathe (extra training required through external Class) 
 +  * Activate your Tcmaker account with the your account set up invitation [[documentation:clubhouse:how_to_login|How to login to Clubhouse]]
 +  * Log in and set up a membership subscription [[documentation:clubhouse:how_to_pay_dues|How to pay]]
 +  * volunteer as a community member you are the staff 10 hours of your time each year and helping out with one of our project days is what keeps the shop running and available for everyone [[volunteering:start|Volunteering]]
 +
  
 You will receive a confirmation email when a volunteer assigns and mails the welcome letter and key fob to you within 72 hours, please be patient. You will receive a confirmation email when a volunteer assigns and mails the welcome letter and key fob to you within 72 hours, please be patient.
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 //**It is strongly encouraged**// that you do this before starting your membership subscription so you can hit the ground running. //**It is strongly encouraged**// that you do this before starting your membership subscription so you can hit the ground running.
  
-If you or someone you know needs an accommodation in the membership sign-up process please contact [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 612-293-MAKE (6253) and we will get back to you as soon as we can, again this is all volunteer run so it is dependent on people's free time. Download the forms here: {{ :membership:2019_member_registration.pdf |New Member Registration Form}}+ 
 +If you or someone you know needs an accommodation in the membership sign-up process please contact [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 612-293-MAKE (6253) and we will get back to you as soon as we can, again this is all volunteer run so it is dependent on people's free time. A PDF Copy of the signup forms can be downloaded here: {{ :membership:2019_member_registration.pdf |New Member Registration Form}}
  
 The Twin Cities Maker board reviews and formally approves memberships at each board meeting. The Twin Cities Maker board reviews and formally approves memberships at each board meeting.
 +
 +===== Membership System Walkthroughs =====
 +  * [[:documentation:Clubhouse|Clubhouse (Member Dashboard)]]
 +      * [[:documentation:Clubhouse:How to login|How to login to Clubhouse]]
 +      * [[:documentation:Clubhouse:How to pay dues|How to pay dues]]
 +      * [[:documentation:Clubhouse:How to reset your password|How to reset your password]]
 +      * [[:documentation:How to join our Slack|How to join our Slack]]
 +
 +
  
 ===== What comes with your membership ===== ===== What comes with your membership =====
  
-  *  **Due to our Covid policy plan shop time is currently limited to 3  1 hour scheduled time blocks**.  +  * Normally you have 24 hour a day, 7 days a week access to the Hack Factory (possibly excluding some events, though this is rare) 
-      * Normally you have 24 hour a day, 7 days a week access to the Hack Factory (possibly excluding some events, though this is very rare) +
   *  Discounts on classes and events (where available)   *  Discounts on classes and events (where available)
   *  Discounts at some local businesses   *  Discounts at some local businesses
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 ===== Membership rates ===== ===== Membership rates =====
 ==== Standard membership ==== ==== Standard membership ====
-Our standard membership rate is **$55 per month.** When you first sign up, there is also a $20 new member fee, so that first month is $75+Our standard membership rate is **$60 per month.** When you first sign up, there is also a $20 new member fee for new member orientation, so that first month is $80
  
 === Discounts for long-term purchases === === Discounts for long-term purchases ===
 We offer discounts for buying in bulk. We offer discounts for buying in bulk.
-  *  **6 month membership: $275** (one free month) +  *  **6 month membership: $300** (one free month) 
-  *  **Yearly membership: $550** (two free months)+  *  **Yearly membership: $600** (two free months)
  
 ==== Community Sponsored Membership Scholarship Discounted Rate ==== ==== Community Sponsored Membership Scholarship Discounted Rate ====
-We offer a Discounted Scholarship membership for **$30 per month.** Again, there is a $20 new member fee, so the first month's payment is $50. This membership requires proof need, or of being full-time student in the past yearFor students, more info is on the [[Scholarship Policies and Procedures|Scholarship Policies and Procedures]] page.+We offer a Discounted Scholarship membership for **$30 per month.** Again, there is a $20 new member fee, so the first month's payment is $50. 
 + 
 +We do not offer discounts based solely on student or senior status as those are not status indicators consistent with financial need.  
 + 
 +We instead offer Community Supported membership for anyone who needs the community’s financial support to enable your participation if you have need if it. 
 + 
 +If you need the community support in order to enable your participation in the community we trust you to be excellent so you can self certify for the discounted membership rate.
  
-==== Family membership ====+If you need it please use it conversely if you can give more each month so that we can support others who need it please do so. 
 +==== Membership +1 Policy ====
  
-Members on the standard, 6 month, and yearly memberships can add one family member at no extra charge. Our definition of "family" is two people living at the same address. The family member will get their own key to the facility. 
  
-To add family member to your membership, they must also fill out the new member paperwork. In the "Attach my membership to (name):" field on the new member formfill in the primary member'name+Members of Twin Cities Maker who are not being provided with sponsored membership (link do sponsored membership definition), henceforth “Billing Contact”, are allowed to add one (1additional person on to their accounthenceforth “+1” 
 +A +1 is a full member of Twin Cities Maker in their own right with separate key(s), ID, account(s), and credentials; a +1 enjoys all the rights and privileges of all members 
 +Twin Cities Maker shall make no distinction between a Billing Contact and a +1 for any purposes other than 
 +Billing+1s are not billed directly but instead has their account linked to a Billing Contact’s account for billing purposes 
 ++1s may not add a +1 to their account
  
-Please note that Community Sponsored Memberships are not eligible for a family membership.+A +1 can be any close relation to the Billing Contact whom is directly part of their life in daily basis including but not strictly limited to 
 +  * Spouse 
 +  * Life partner 
 +  * Significant other 
 +  * Family member 
 +  * Roomate 
 +A very close friend whom they would consider family 
 +A +1’s membership expires and reactivates along with the linked Billing Contact’s account 
 +A +1 can be made the Billing Contact of the account they are associated with if the original Billing Contact wants to, needs to, or has to terminate their membership for any reasonAny time currently paid for on the membership is transferred to the new Billing Contact 
 +A +1 may decide to sever their tie with their linked Billing Contact at any time and become a Billing Contact theirselves 
 +A Billing Contact is allowed to change their linked +1 by giving notice and request to Twin Cities Maker. A Billing Contact may only change their +1 once a year at most. The removed +1’s membership would then become expired 
 +The volunteer handling this change shall notify the the removed +1 of the change 
 +Changes caused by +1’s requests to become a Billing Contact shall not count against change limits
  
 ==== Changing your membership type ==== ==== Changing your membership type ====
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 You'll get an email two weeks before your membership expires, with a link to pay your dues online.  You'll get an email two weeks before your membership expires, with a link to pay your dues online. 
  
-Payments made through the membership system get posted automatically to your membership. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex, or PayPal. The membership system never stores your credit card information.+Payments made through the membership system get posted automatically to your membership. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex. The membership system never stores your credit card information on our systems is is handled solely by Stripe our payment proccessor.
  
 ==== Automatic monthly payments ==== ==== Automatic monthly payments ====
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 ===== Other methods of payment ===== ===== Other methods of payment =====
  
-  *  If the email link isn't working for you, you can pay through the [[https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6364871||PayPal donation link]]. Payments made in this manner need to be manually posted to the membership system, so //please// only use this as a last resort (and please let [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]] know if you do, so we can troubleshoot). 
   *  You can place a check in an envelope, and drop it into the donation box in the lobby. Please let [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]] know if you do this, so that we can get your payment posted.   *  You can place a check in an envelope, and drop it into the donation box in the lobby. Please let [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]] know if you do this, so that we can get your payment posted.
  
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